A Critical Theory of Creativity

Utopia, Aesthetics, Atheism and Design

  • Richard Howells

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 156-204

About this book


A Critical Theory of Creativity argues that a Utopian drive is aesthetically encoded within the language of form. But coupled with this opportunity comes a very human obligation which cannot be delegated to God, to nature or to market forces. As Ernst Bloch declared: 'Life has been put into our hands.'


Critical theory Utopia Creativity Aesthetics Design Atheism Ernst Bloch Navajo aesthetics critical theory culture design

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard Howells
    • 1
  1. 1.King’s College LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137446176
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Media & Culture Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-68579-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-44617-6
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